Arkiv | 2015

Course uncertain with drugs at the helm

Employees on board with drug abuse problems pose a risk for themselves and their colleagues. Henrik Rindom, a Danish consultant in psychiatry, described different types of addiction and the powerful force that drugs exert.  Developing an addiction can take place quickly. Getting rid of it can also happen relatively quickly, at least physiologically.  But shrugging […]

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Winner of the SAN Prize 2015: ”I love my job”

The driving force behind Monica Öberg’s solid commitment as a personnel coordinator is being able to help those who feel bad. In October she received the SAN work environment prize for her very much appreciated contributions to Eckerö Shipping Sweden AB.  Being from Åland and having a father and a brother at sea, working in […]

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Keys to healthy companies

Support, encouragement and good managers are the success factors for companies that want to reduce mental ill-health among their employees. That is the view of the psychologist and management consultant, Stefan Blomberg. Mental ill-health is the fastest growing sickness category in recent years in different parts of society, including the maritime sector. It is not […]

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Safe cleaning

Cleaners on board ferries often have heavy, stressful work – in common with many cleaners ashore. The work environment organisation Prevent has developed a website with tips on how to make cleaning work easier, which is aimed at cleaners and managers alike. Read more at http://www.prevent.se/allt-om-stad/

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Download information on chemicals

You can now download the Work Environment Authority’s new regulation on hygienic limits that will apply from 1 June 2016. The regulation is called AFS 2015:7 and contains 32 new or reduced limits and 58 new binding short-term limits. According to the Work Environment Authority’s estimate, there are around 550 companies that handle substances affected […]

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New regulations on social work environment

There were many work environment enthusiasts who cried out ”Finally!” when it was decided that the new Work Environment Authority regulations on the organisational and social work environment will apply from 31 March 2016. The aim of the new regulations is to help employers and staff reduce work-related ill health. The rules clarify which organisational […]

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Let the whole crew be involved Maritime researchers talk about creating safer ships

When an accident happens, human factors are often blamed. But Gesa Praetorius from the World Maritime University in Malmö is working to create safer ship environments through better ship design and clearer organisation. Gesa has been working with maritime research for many years, studying the relationship between people, technology and organisation. She had several examples […]

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CEO of Swedish Shipowners’ Association: ”It’s looking brighter on the horizon”

A sustainable maritime sector that benefits everyone. That was the title of the talk by Pia Berglund, CEO of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, who said that social conditions must be taken into account as well as the environment and finance. Her starting point was that the Swedish maritime sector is good, but could be even […]

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The SAN prize 2015 – Monica Öberg, Eckerö Shipping

The jury’s motivation The winner of this year’s SAN prize is described as an invaluable resource at the shipping company where she works. She is a great humanist who manages all the shipping company’s rehabilitation and training issues in an exemplary manner, with much warmth and sympathy. She knows the regulations inside out and she […]

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